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931238 – 8951.1   Plusia magnimacula Handfield & Handfield, 2006
             Large-spotted Looper

Nolie Schneider
Field Marks:
"The species name magnimacula refers to the relatively large size of the silver spots on the forewing." - Handfield, & Handfield (2006)
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Plusia magnimacula Handfield & Handfield, 2006
Taxonomic Notes: Plusia magnimacula D. & L. Handfield, 2006, n. sp.: The Canadian Entomologist, 138: 853-859.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Handfield, L. & D. Handfield, 2006. A new species of Plusia (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from North America. The Canadian Entomologist, 138(6): 853-859.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Plusia magnimacula
Nolie Schneider
Plusia magnimacula
Tom Murray
Plusia magnimacula
30mm - - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Plusia magnimacula
30mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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